KFC gave its Double Down Dog to the world (well, the Philippines). That’s a hot dog snuggled into a bun made of fried chicken and then drizzled in cheese sauce.
Obviously, the world lost its collective mind.
And then tried to copy it at home.
Now, US food blogger and self-confessed food junkie JP Lambiase of HellthyJunkFood has shared his recipe on YouTube so you can try it for yourself.
First, a disclaimer: the start of the video is a little confused. JP seems to think the Double Down Dog was only available in South Korea (it was the Philippines – the Zinger Double Down King was released in South Korea).
Also, JP uses some ingredients only available in the US, but they’re pretty easy to substitute.
First, he creates the cheese sauce by mixing 1 part Taco Bell Salsa Queso (substitute Doritos Nacho Cheese dip in the UK), 1/2 part relish and 1/2 part mustard. He then heats in the microwave to serve.
Then, it’s all about the bun. He takes a chicken breast and cuts it in half, but not all the way, so it opens up flat. He trims off the excess to create a perfect bun shape.
He then dips in flour (seasoned with salt and pepper), before dipping twice in egg wash for a double coat. The bun is then fried for six minutes at 365°F.
After that, grill a hot dog, pop it in your fried chicken bun and slather it in in cheesy mustard relish.
JP then made sweet, sweet love to it. But, we’ll leave that entirely up to you.
The *good* news? The homemade version comes in at 550 calories vs. the KFC dawg, which weighs in at 950 calories. Enjoy.